2020 Hyundai Aura Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2020 Hyundai Aura Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews all the variants of the diesel-powered 2020 Hyundai Aura to give you an idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Aura is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine (also available with CNG), a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.2-litre diesel engine. Out of these, the 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines come paired with either a manual or an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) type automatic transmission.

 

Hyundai Aura Diesel Variants Explained

What Is The Price Of The 2020 Hyundai Aura Diesel?

The Aura diesel is available in a total of 3 variants, namely - S, SX Plus and SX Optional. The Aura’s diesel-manual powertrain is available in S and SX Optional variants only, while the automatic version is available in S and SX Plus variants.

The Aura diesel manual prices start at Rs 7.80 lakh, while the top diesel-manual variant is priced at Rs 9.10 lakh. The Aura diesel automatic comes equipped with an AMT type transmission, and the S variant with this powertrain is priced at Rs 8.29 lakh. The SX+ AMT is tagged at Rs 9.28 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).

HYUNDAI AURA PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV. 2020

 

1.2L PETROL

1.2L 

PETROL

1.2L 

PETROL CNG

1.0L 

TURBO PETROL

1.2L 

DIESEL

1.2L DIESEL

 

Manual

AMT

Manual

Manual

Manual

AMT

E

₹585,600

         

S

₹661,600

₹711,500

₹7,34,600

     

SX

₹735,600

     

₹779,500

₹829,400

SX+

 

₹810,500

 

₹860,600

 

₹928,400

SX(O)

₹791,600

     

₹909,500

 


What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Hyundai Aura Diesel?

The Aura’s 1.2L diesel engine delivers a maximum power of 75PS and peak torque of 190Nm. In this segment, the most powerful diesel engine comes under the hood of the Ford Aspire, which generates 100PS of maximum power and 215Nm of peak torque. When the rest of the rival models in this segment are concerned, then the Honda Amaze also offers 100PS of power, but a bit less torque at 200Nm. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Aura’s claimed fuel efficiency exceeds all its rivals in the segment at 25.35kmpl.

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The Aura comes equipped with an AMT and the Honda Amaze gets a CVT type automatic transmission. The Ford Aspire does not have diesel-automatic powertrain yet. 

In this segment, among the diesel-automatic models, the Amaze is more powerful but Aura offers better torque. The Aura offers the highest claimed fuel efficiency among the diesel-automatic models in the segment.

2020 HYUNDAI AURA VS COMPETITION

B2-SEGMENT SEDAN | DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

Hyundai

Aura

Ford

Aspire

Honda

Amaze

Honda

Amaze

Displacement

1.2

1.5

1.5

1.5

Cylinder

3

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1186cc

1499cc

1498cc

1498cc

Maximum Power

75PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

80PS @ 3600rpm

Peak Torque

190NM @ 1750 - 2250rpm

215NM @ 1750 - 2500rpm

200NM @ 1750rpm

160NM @ 1750rpm

Manual

Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

-

Manual

Claimed FE

25.35kmpl

24.4kmpl

24.7kmpl

-

Automatic

Transmission

5-speed AMT

-

-

CVT

Automatic

Claimed FE

25.4kmpl

-

-

21kmpl


What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Hyundai Aura?

The Aura and all its rivals measure just under the 4m mark in terms of length. The Aura’s length is comparable to all its rivals in the segment, but it has the least width among the three. In the absence of Dzire and Tigor, the Aspire is the widest and tallest car in the segment at 1704mm and 1525mm, respectively. The Aspire also boasts the largest wheelbase compared to all its competitors, at 2490mm. The Amaze has the largest boot space among all in this segment. Lastly, the Aspire has the biggest fuel tank, while the Amaze has the smallest. 

2020 HYUNDAI AURA VS COMPETITION

B2-SEGMENT DIESEL SEDAN | DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Hyundai

Aura

Ford

Aspire

Honda

Amaze

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1680mm

1704mm

1695mm

Height

1520mm

1525mm

1501mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2490mm

2470mm

Boot Space

402-lt

359-lt

420-lt

Ground Clearance

165mm

174mm

170mm

Fuel Tank

37-lt

42-lt

35-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

165/70 R14

175/65 R14

175/65 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

175/60 R15

195/55 R15

175/65 R15


Hyundai Aura Variant Wise Features 


Aura S Variant 

S is the base variant in the Hyundai Aura diesel range. The Aura S offers all the basic safety features that a modern-day car is expected to offer. Its features list includes - Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD, Reverse Parking Sensors, Seatbelt Reminder and Speed Alert System. Apart from these standard features, Aura also offers Emergency Stop Signal, which gets activated in case of extreme braking. The Aura also gets driver and passenger side seat belt pretensioners and load limiters; moreover, there’s also ISOFIX seat anchorage for those who have small children and use child seats. 

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You will also get additional safety features in the S variant, such as Central Locking, Front Projector Fog Lamps, Rear Defogger, Day & Night Adjustable IRVM, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock and Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock. There’s also a headlamp escort function, which turns the headlamps on automatically for some time upon door lock and unlock, so that you get a view of the road ahead of the car.

For the sake of entertainment, the S variant comes with an audio system with integrated radio along with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls. This audio system comes with 4 speakers.

When functional features are concerned, the S variant comes with remote central locking, tilt adjust steering, height adjustable driver seat and electrically adjustable ORVMs, Front and Rear Power Windows, Power Outlet and Room lamps. There are bottle holders on all doors, Manual AC, Tachometer and Cooled glove box as well in this variant. 

Apart from these, there are additional features for the rear passengers as well, such as: Rear AC Vents, Adjustable Rear Seat Headrest and Rear Armrest w/ Cup Holder.

In terms of styling features, the S variant offers silver finished front grille, LED DRLs, Chrome Garnish at the rear, Z-shaped LED Taillamps, 14-inch wheels with full wheel covers, and body coloured Bumpers, Door handles and ORVMs, and blacked-out B-Pillar. The interior features a 2-tone grey colour scheme, while the dashboard features Honeycomb Pattern in bronze colour.

The following table offers a look at all the features of the Hyundai Aura S variant:

HYUNDAI AURA | S VARIANT FEATURES

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Dual front airbags

2-DIN Integrated Audio

Keyless Entry- Standard Key

Premium Satin Silver Grille

ABS with EBD

Front (2) & Rear (2) Speakers

Tilt Steering

LED Daytime Running Lamps

Rear Parking Sensors

Bluetooth & USB Connectivity

Driver Seat Height Adjuster

Rear Chrome Garnish

Seat Belt Reminder

Steering Mounted Controls

Electrically adjustable ORVM

Stylish Z Shaped LED Taillamps

High-Speed Alert

iblue (Audio Remote Application)

Front & Rear Power Windows with Auto Down (Driver only)

14-inch Wheels Covers

Emergency Stop Signal

 

Front & Rear Power Outlet

Body Coloured Bumpers

Driver & Passenger Side Seat Belt Pretensioners & Load Limiters

 

Front & Rear Room Lamps

Body Coloured ORVM

ISOFIX

 

Front & Rear Door Map Pockets

Body Coloured Door Handles

Central Locking

 

Manual AC with Heater

B-Pillar Black out

Projector Fog Lamps

 

Tachometer

Micro Type Roof Antenna

Rear Defogger

 

Cooled Glove Box

Dual Tone Grey Interiors

Day & Night IRVM

 

Adjustable Rear Seat Headrests

Honeycomb Patterned Crashpad in Satin Bronze 

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

 

Rear AC Vents

 

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

 

Rear Seat Center Armrest with Cup Holder

 

Headlamp Escort Function

     


The Aura diesel S offers all the basic contemporary features. Hence, buyers that are on a budget can certainly go for it. However, for those who can stretch their budget over the S variant’s asking price, and wish to get some additional modern-day convenience features, then we recommend that you check the SX(O) variant.

The Aura S is also available with the AMT type automatic transmission option. The S AMT variant offers 4 additional features over the features list of the manual version. These are: Turn Indicators on Outside Mirrors. Electric Folding ORVM, Chrome Finish Gear Knob and R15 steel wheels.

The S AMT is Rs 50 thousand more expensive than the S MT version. If you are looking for an automatic variant, then you can choose the S AMT variant, as it offers all the basic as well as some additional important features. 

HYUNDAI AURA | VARIANT COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV. 2020

 

S MT

DIFFERENCE

S AMT

1.2L DIESEL 

₹7,79,500

₹49,900

₹8,29,400


SX(O) VARIANT

The Aura Diesel SX(O) variant is Rs 1.30 lakh more expensive than the S variant. 

HYUNDAI AURA | VARIANT COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV. 2020

 

S MT

DIFFERENCE

SX(O) MT

1.2L DIESEL

₹7,79,500

₹1,30,000

₹9,09,500


The Aura SX(O) variant offers additional safety features like Rear Camera and projector headlamps. This variant also gets an 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Smartphone Connectivity.

When functional features are concerned, this variant comes with keyless entry with Push-button start-stop, Electrically Foldable ORVMs, Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket, Luggage Lamp and Passenger Vanity Mirror. 

Styling elements of this variant include 15-inch alloy wheels, Turn Indicators on ORVMs, Chrome finished outside door handles and Shark Fin Antenna. There’s metal-finished Inside Door Handles & Chrome Finish on the Gear Knob & Parking Lever Tip as well. The SX(O) variant gets leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob as well.

HYUNDAI AURA 1.2L DieseL SX(O) VARIANT | FEATURES OVER S

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Camera with display on audio

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Smartphone Connectivity

Smart Key with Push Start Button

R15 Diamond Cut  Alloy Wheels

Projector Headlamps

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Electric Folding ORVMs

Turn Indicators on Outside Mirrors

 

Voice Recognition

Fully Automatic AC

Chrome Outside Door Handles

 

Arkamys Premium Sound

Wireless Phone Charger



Shark Fin Roof Antenna

   

Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

Metal Finish Inside Door Handles

   

Luggage Lamp

Chrome Finish Gear Knob & Parking Lever Tip

   

Passenger Vanity Mirror

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

   

5.3-Inch Digital SpeedoMeter w/ MID

Leather-wrapped gear knob 


The Aura SX(O) variant definitely offers more features than the S variant. However, you have to spend Rs. 1.30 lakh more for these additional features. As per our internal data, the SX(O)’s additional premium is worth for its added features, and the variant offers value for money. This variant is suitable for those buyers who can stretch their budget to get additional modern-day features, while not compromising on value as well.

You need to spend around Rs. 19,000 more to get the Aura Diesel SX Plus AMT variant over the SX Optional variant.

HYUNDAI AURA | VARIANT COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV. 2020

 

SX(O) MT

DIFFERENCE

SX+ AMT

1.2L DIESEL 

₹9,09,500

₹18,900

₹9,28,400


However, the SX+ variant gives a miss to 2 features that the SX(O) manual variant offers: Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Leather Wrapped Gear Knob.

Nevertheless, these 2 are minor features that you shouldn’t feel the lack of. Moreover, if you wish to get the leather wrapping on the steering wheel and gear knob, then you can get it retrofitted. 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Aura Diesel Should You Buy?

After assessing all the variants of the Hyundai Aura diesel, we can come to the conclusion that Hyundai has offered one variant for the budget buyers, while one for those buyers who wish to get additional modern-day features.

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Hence, if you have a strict budget to follow and wish to go for the Aura diesel, then the S variant is for you, as it caters to all the basic requirements. If you wish to get additional features, then you can upgrade to the SX(O) or the SX+ variant. The SX(O) offers all the essential features that you would appreciate during your daily drives, while it also comes with added modern-day features to make the package even more enticing.

For those who wish to go for the Aura diesel with automatic transmission, there are the 2 options of the S AMT and the SX+ AMT. While the S AMT offers all the basic essential features, the SX+ AMT offers additional good-to-have features. So, if you can stretch your budget, then we recommend you go for the SX+ AMT variant.

HYUNDAI AURA 1.2L DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

Manual Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

S

₹6,55,900

Gets most basic features, for those on a budget 

SX(O)

₹909,500

Top recommended variant

 

HYUNDAI AURA 1.2L DIESEL AUTOMATIC | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

Automatic Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

S

₹829,400

Entry-level AMT variant, worth buying if you can’t stretch your budget to buy SX+ AMT

SX+

₹928,400

Top recommended variant


What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Hyundai Aura?

The Hyundai Aura comes in a total of 6 exterior colour options, namely: Brown, Blue, Red, Grey, Silver and White. Among these, the Vintage Brown is a new colour shade, which was the featured colour during the Hyundai Aura’s launch.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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